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Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - The University of Mississippi quietly pulled down the state flag on Monday, deciding that the 121-year-old banner's Confederate battle emblem sends a harmful message in this age of diversity.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Lawsuit seeks 3rd option besides male, female on USA passport

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal government to try to force the United States to join a handful of other countries that allow people to get travel documents without picking a gender.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Ex-soldier convicted in thrill killing leaves prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho soldier has been released from prison four years after he admitted shooting an unarmed Afghan boy for sport and posing for photographs with the victim's corpse as part of what prosecutors described as a series of thrill killings by a rogue group of U.S. troops.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Video shows school officer tossing student in SC classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina school district banned a school resource officer pending an investigation after a video surfaced Monday showing him tossing a student across a classroom floor.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


Suspect tattooed ‘mom’ on self after killing her

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man who is accused of killing his mother by shooting her and attacking her with a bat and butcher knife was tattooing the word "Mom" on his leg when he was arrested, according to court records released Monday.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


100-plus required tests thruh 12th grade

WASHINGTON (AP) - Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


UC asks public for input on rewrite of free speech policy

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of California Board of Regents is going back to the drawing board Monday and getting public input after a proposed policy on intolerance was roundly rejected by Jewish organizations that say it doesn't go far enough to address antisemitism on campuses.

October 26, 2015 | | Nation


New physician- in-chief picked for Kaiser CV

Sanjay Marwaha, MD, a head and neck surgeon, has been selected as the new physician-in-chief of Kaiser Permanente's Central Valley Area.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Man who taped in crashed car tried to bribe driver

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man charged with trespassing after opening the door of a crashed car to record cellphone video of the grisly scene inside tried to bribe the teenage driver in the fatal crash.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Woman faces 2nd-degree murder charges in parade crash killing 4

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A woman faces second-degree murder charges after authorities said she plowed a car into the crowd at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing four people including a toddler.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Lasers may ease pain for ‘napalm girl’ in AP photograph

MIAMI (AP) - In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible - only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Afghanistan, Iraq conflict heroes honored by namesake ships

BATH, Maine (AP) - Heroes forged in Afghanistan and Iraq are having their names bestowed on a new generation of warships, joining those whose exploits in World Wars and battles domestic and abroad earned them the distinction of having U.S. Navy vessels christened in their honor.

October 25, 2015 | | Nation


Historic footage of parachuting beavers

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than half a century after a group of beavers parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, officials have uncovered footage of the quirky wildlife management moment.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Disabled? Man caught using a ladder

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who has filed more than 30 lawsuits claiming to be disabled - including one seeking food stamps for his service dog - pleaded guilty to perjury for claiming under oath that he couldn't walk or hold a glass of water.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


Car infotainment systems still distract even with voice commands

DETROIT (AP) - Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.

October 22, 2015 | | Nation


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Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump: ‘Nice’ letter from Putin

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - After months of promising to engage more with Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to enhance America's nuclear capabilities, admonishing ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Rockettes’ attendance at inauguration is a choice

NEW YORK (AP) - The Radio City Rockettes will be dancing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration next month, but not everyone is kicking up their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


More states consider working around the Electoral College

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Frustrated after seeing another candidate secure the presidency without winning the national popular vote, mostly Democratic lawmakers in several capitols want their ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Trump’s NY state co-chair wishes death on Obama, calls 1st lady male

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A wealthy businessman who co-chaired president-Elect Donald Trump's state campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that he told ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Berlin attack suspect is slain in shootout

MILAN (AP) - A routine request for ID papers outside a deserted train station in a Milan suburb at 3 a.m. Friday led to a ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Road-rage killing suspect: Car was too close

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock man who fired his gun into a car, striking and killing a 3-year-old boy, did so because he ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


A one-sided Social Security reform proposal

Quite a few readers have asked me to comment on a bill sponsored by Representative Sam Johnson, R.-Texas, that he calls The Social Security ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


After fiery derailment Union Pacific OKs changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The nation's largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Congress targets labeling almond milk as milk per se

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Got milk? Twenty-five bipartisan members of Congress say if it's from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Stocks higher in slow pre- holiday trading

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street traders sometimes root for year-end "Santa Claus rallies," but on Friday, hardly a creature was stirring as stocks finished slightly ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Another Trump tweet jab, again in the defense private sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares Lockheed Martin slipped while rival Boeing's rose Friday after a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump appeared to pit the two ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


Splurging not an option for many workers scraping by

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his ...

December 23, 2016 | | Nation


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